Gordon State College Hosts Community Brunch With a Show

By Karolina Philmon, GSC Marketing Manager

BARNESVILLE, Ga. – Gordon State College will host several night showings of “The Importance of Being Earnest” in the GSC Fine Arts Auditorium from March 2-5, at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, March 6, GSC will host a community brunch from noon to 2 p.m. at the GSC Student Center Dining Hall followed by a matinee showing of the play in the Fine Arts Auditorium beginning at 2 p.m.

The community brunch menu includes a wide selection of options. Guests who join the brunch portion before the performance will get $5 off of their theatre ticket. GSC students, faculty and staff enter for free while community admission is $10 for adults 12 years and older, $7 for seniors and $5 for children under 12 years old.

“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a comic play by Oscar Wilde that engages themes such as marriage, class, social expectations and the lifestyles of the English upper class. The play focuses on two men, Algernon and Jack, who are both leading double lives. According to Goodreads.com, it’s a silly comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious identities to escape burdensome social obligations.

Presented by GSC pre-professional students and the theatre-loving community, the inspired nonsense of the comedy will take place at the auditorium with newly renovated lights and sound system. The show will be directed by GSC Director of Theatre, Lisa Cesnik Ferguson with lush sets and lights by GSC Associate Professor of Theatre, Tony Pearson and stunning costumes by Atlanta's Amanda Edgerton. Though first produced in 1895, the play will put a modern spin on some of the aspects of the production.

Shuttles will be available for guests joining at the dining hall and heading to the theatre.

Community friends and family are welcome to attend the special event in support of Sodexo and the GSC Theatre department. For more information, please email mallareyb@gordonstate.edu